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10/2/2007 11:15:01 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 2, 2007) – Get on board with Palmetto Cash 5 and cruise away! The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) is announcing the Cruise Away with Palmetto Cash 5 Promotion to celebrate Palmetto Cash 5 drawings now available five nights a week, Monday through Friday at 6:59 p.m.

For a limited time, each combined purchase of $5 in Palmetto Cash 5 with $5 in Power-Up (for a $10 total purchase) will generate one Cruise Away with Palmetto Cash 5 entry form. To enter the drawing for the cruises, players must mail the entry form to the address indicated. All entries must be received by Friday, November 9, 2007, for the Thursday, November 15, 2007, grand prize drawing. Two winners will receive a Caribbean cruise.

SCEL will host a series of live radio remotes to showcase the Cruise Away with Palmetto Cash 5 Promotion. The remotes, which begin Thursday, October 4, at the AAA Vacations office at 1975 Magwood Road in Charleston, are scheduled to continue the following six Thursdays at AAA locations in Greenville (924 Pleasantburg Drive), Aiken (1543 Whiskey Road), Hilton Head (25 Bluffton Road), Greenville (2 Tanner Road), and Myrtle Beach (3733 Oleander Drive).

During the radio remotes players are encouraged to bring five non-winning instant tickets by the designated AAA Vacations offices to spin the prize wheel loaded with exciting promotional items. One lucky player will receive a special prize package in a second-chance drawing.

Two names will be drawn on Thursday, November 15, at the AAA Vacations Columbia office located at 130 Forum Drive. Two lucky grand prize winners will receive a Carnival Cruise Lines® voucher from AAA Vacations for a cruise for two, valued at approximately $1,400. The grand prize winners will set sail aboard a luxury Carnival Cruise Lines® ship.

AAA Vacations is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and operates 10 offices in South Carolina. As the largest leisure travel agency in the United States, AAA Vacations is a preferred partner of Carnival Cruise Lines®.

Since its inception in 2002, the South Carolina Education Lottery has launched more than 220 instant games and five online games. Currently, SCEL offers approximately 30 instant games and four online games at more than 3,500 lottery retailers statewide. Traditionally, SCEL produces three to four new games each month in a variety of themes, play styles, and price points of $1 - $10. During the past five years, the support the South Carolina Education Lottery has received from players and retailers is responsible for the General Assembly appropriating more than $1.74 billion for educational purposes through fiscal year 2008.

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